NVIDIA Ion Reference PC Platform Deep Dive
High Level Synthetics - SANDRA
We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA XII, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests that partially comprise the SANDRA 2009 test suite with NVIDIA's Ion reference PC platform (CPU Arithmetic, CPU Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and the Disk Storage tests). All of the scores reported below were taken with the Atom processor running at its default clock speed of 1.6GHz, with 2GB of DDR3-1066 system memory.
We also set the Atom processor to either one or two cores enabled, essentially providing metrics for both Atom 230 and Atom 330 configurations.